Allowing yourself to stop reading a book - at page 25, 50, or even, less frequently, a few chapters from the end - is a rite of passage in a reader's life, the literary equivalent of a bar mitzvah or a communion, the moment at which you look at yourself and announce: Today I am an adult. I can make my own decisions.

— Sara Nelson

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Explaining the moment of connection between a reader and book to someone who's never experienced it is like trying to describe sex to a virgin.


When things go right, I read. When things go wrong, I read more.


Interest in reading memoirs is universal.

What has happened is that people are writing about more and more outrageous things. Our threshold for weirdness - you can't have just a normal childhood - has gone way up.

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